Fw: Pool report #3 -- some color from Champions of Change event

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From: Jen Bendery [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 02:36 PM
To: Allen, Jessica
Subject: Pool report #3 -- some color from Champions of Change event

The Champions of Change event is open press, but here's a little color.

Spotted in attendance: WH senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, Labor Sec Tom Perez and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas).

Obama walked on stage at 2:15 and spoke for about 15 mins about middle class economics and "ideas of basic fairness." As he spoke, the dozen or so "champions" stood in a row behind him, smiling.

He noted that the US is the "only advanced country without paid leave," and got applause for saying it's time to change the fact that women get paid less for doing the same jobs as men.

Event ended at 2:30. Pool ushered out.

Sent from my iPhone.

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